1958 Yves Saint Laurent For Christian Dior Golden Silk Strapless Dress
We are pleased to offer this important and incredibly rare golden dupioni silk party dress from when Yves Saint Laurent was head designer for Christian Dior's fall-winter 1958 collection. Yves Saint Laurent continued the Dior tradition of elegant construction and this beautiful dress, designed in France for a London client, is a wonderful example of his genius. Garments with this rare label are couture made for women who could not go in for multiple fittings in Paris. It is easy to see the level of quality in this piece; there is gorgeous detailing throughout. The strapless bodice has full interior corset style boning to keep everything in place flawlessly. I adore the sculpted high-waist and center rosette appliqué which was a signature in this collection. The gorgeous skirting has unique pleating that emphasizes a woman's seductive shape without adding any bulk or volume to the actual hips. Under the skirt there are layers of tulle and net underskirts to achieve that fabulous silhouette. A rare slice of wearable Christian Dior fashion history.
Measurements Bust: 32 inches High Waist: 26 inches Hips: Free Sweep Length top to high waist: 8.5 inches Length waist to hem: 30 inches
This stunning Christian Dior numbered 17794 dress made by YSL is in beautiful condition with no stains, holes or discoloration. Original back metal zipper in place. The workmanship is immaculate and all hand-finished. Interior boned corset construction is in gorgeous shape. Only signs of wear are what looks to be underarm covers placed for protection and some slight yellowing to the inside white net interior. Please message for detailed pictures. An iconic investment piece that will continue to increase in value.